Françoise Vergès

Françoise Vergès holds the Chair “Global South(s),” at the Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris. She received her PhD in Political Theory from the University of California, Berkeley, and writes on vernacular practices, memories of colonial slavery and colonialism, psychoanalysis, museums, Frantz Fanon, Aimé Césaire, on the processes of Indian-Oceanic creolization, and decolonial feminism. Her latest publications are the chapter “The Capitalocene: Is the Anthropocene Racial?” in Futures of Black Radicalism (2017) and Le ventre des femmes. Capitalisme, racialisation, féminisme (The black woman’s womb: Capitalism, race, feminism, 2017), analyzing the racial politics of reproduction from slavery to today. Between 2009 and 2012, she was president of France’s National Committee for the Memory and History of Slavery. Collaborating with filmmakers and artists, she also works as an independent curator and participates in anti-racist politics.